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Friday 28 February 2014

Inspired Quotes from President Goodluck Jonathan"" PHOTOS

"We must agree as African leaders that acts of terror against one nation is an act of terror against all nations" - President Goodluck Jonathan
"I prefer to see the silver lining in the dark cloud rather than the dark cloud in the silver lining" - President Goodluck Jonathan
"If God did not will it, we will not be Nigerians" - President Goodluck Jonathan

Wednesday 26 February 2014

Ex-pope denies rumors surrounding resignation

Former Pope Benedict, in one of the few times he has broken his silence since stepping down nearly a year ago, has branded as "absurd" fresh media speculation that he was forced to quit.
Church law says a pope's resignation is valid only if he takes the decision in full freedom and without pressure from others.  "There is absolutely no doubt regarding the validity of my resignation from the Petrine ministry," Benedict, 86, who now has the title "pope emeritus," said in a letter to the Italian website Vatican Insider published on Wednesday.  "The only condition for the validity of my resignation is the complete freedom of my decision. Speculation regarding its validity is simple absurd," he wrote in answer to a request by the website for comment on recent Italian media reports.  Benedict announced his decision to resign on February 11, 2013 and formally stepped down on February 28, becoming the first pope in 600 years to do so. Two weeks later, Francis was elected the first non-European pope in 1,300 years.
Benedict said at the time that he was stepping down because he no longer had the physical and spiritual strength to run the 1.2 billion member Church and that his decision had been taken in full freedom.
Earlier this month on the day after the first anniversary of the announcement of the resignation, Italian newspaper Libero ran a long story reviving speculation that Benedict may have been forced to resign because of scandals in the Vatican.  In 2012, Benedict's butler was arrested for leaking sensitive documents alleging corruption among Vatican prelates and irregularities in Vatican finances.  Italian media at the time reported that a faction of prelates who wanted to discredit Benedict and pressure him to resign was behind the leaks. The Vatican has always denied this.   Libero also suggested that Benedict chose to continue to wear white because he still felt like he was a pope.
Benedict, who lives in near-total isolation inside a former convent on the Vatican grounds, was also asked about this and responded:  "I continue to wear a white cassock and kept the name Benedict for purely practical reasons. At the moment of my resignation there were no other cloths available. In any case, I wear the white cassock in a visibly different way to how the Pope (Francis) wears it. This is another case of completely unfounded speculation." In an interview with Reuters earlier this month, Benedict's personal secretary, Archbishop Georg Ganswein, said the former pope saw his main function now as helping the Church and his successor through prayer.   Benedict has only responded to a few letters in the past year and has appeared in public only a handful of times. The latest was last Saturday when he attended a ceremony in St Peter's Basilica when Pope Francis created new cardinals.

I Started To Know My Father 5 Years Ago – Clarence Peters Reveals


It is no more news that the relationship between Fuji maestro, Sir Shina Peters, and Nollywood icon, Clarion Chukwura, produced celebrated music video director, Clarence Peters. But what some may not know is that Clarence started having to relate with his father well about five years ago.
The young peters disclosed recently that it was about five years ago that he began understanding his dad’s person.
Clarence said “I started having a relationship with him five years ago. When one starts having a relationship with one’s father when one is older, one tends to understand a lot of things about him which one will not understand as a kid. I understand a lot of his mistakes; I relate with his mistakes and empathise with them. I understand where he was coming from. When we have discussions now, I understand the conversations more, which I am not sure I would have if I were still a kid.
There were no picnics or walk-in-the park stories between my father and I, but there are many things to gain and learn from his wealth of experience as an artiste and a man. Our relationship is more on the standpoint of his wealth of knowledge in the arts and as an artiste. We have an artistic relationship.”
Asked he was attracted to his father’s works “I am not attracted to my father’s body of works. I am mostly attracted to his choice of percussion and the melodies. I am enthralled by the way he does it. I think my father’s best performance for me was when I was in his house one day. There was no light and he was drinking a bottle of Gulder. He took his acoustic guitar and played for an hour. I know that he has not done his best work yet. Nigerians are ready for him to do his best work but he doesn’t believe they are ready for him. Those who know him will agree that he has not done his best work.

Monday 24 February 2014

Toba Falode didn't die in a car accident, he was pushed from a 17 storey building

The story that was put in the press was that Toba Falode, the only son of iconic sports journalist Aisha Falode died in a car accident but that's not how he died. According to a close family friend I spoke with, Toba, a student of SAE Institute in Dubai, was pushed from a 17-storey building by an Arab guy last week. Heard he held on to the railings for a few minutes after he was pushed, but eventually fell. The Dubai police have yet to arrest anyone for his murder. More details later...

21st Century Igbo RnB. SAGA

Still quite trending... After the video of Saga Bonaventure ft. Bosalin - Ujo Adiatum [prod. by Nkwa Smith] this video still trends as its local filled and street strict concept still remains outstanding. The genre is 21st Century #Igbo #RnB. video here..
Watch out for more of SAGA TUNES...

Sunday 23 February 2014

Jonathan Assures on 2nd Niger Bridge, Commends Obi for Leaving Without Liability

President Goodluck Jonathan said the 2nd Niger Bridge would commence before Governor Peter Obi leaves office on the 17th of March, 2014 in view of how passionately the Governor had pursued the project. He was speaking today when he paid a courtesy visit to the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe at his Ime Obi palace in Onitsha.

The president who said he was on the way from Unity rally by the PDP at Imo State, described Anambra State and people as very lucky to have Peter Obi as there Governor. He said that even in an era other Governors are owing banks and raising bonds, that Governor Obi was one Governor that is not owing any financial institution in Nigeria in spite of his giant achievements in the State. He said that though he would be leaving office, but that he would still remain a member of his Economic Management Team.

The President thanked the people of the State for their support to him and contributions to the growth and development of Nigeria.

Earlier in his welcome address, Igwe Achebe thanked him for his support and love for the Government and people of Anambra State and appealed to him to extend the same love to the incoming Governor, Dr. Willie Obiano.

The Monarch also thanked him for the on going work in Zik's final resting place. His words:
"There are many more things to be grateful to your government for, but let me single out the construction of Zik’s Mausoleum, which is now nearing completion after some sixteen years of delays, dilly-dallying and cat and mouse games between successive governments at both state and federal levels. It will go down in history that it was your administration that had the determination and zeal to finally give our beloved Right Honorable, Chief Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Owelle-Osowa Onitsha, first President of Nigeria, and Zik's of Africa, a befitting resting place. Mr. President, we cannot thank you enough for this gesture. "

While pointing out to the president some specific problems in the country, including the Boko Haram insurgency, general security challenges and corruption, he appealed to him to remain focused on his Transformation Agenda, assuring him of prayers of Anambra People and constructive advice at all times. Commending the President for the courage to convoke a National Dialogue, he said it was an opportunity to deliberate for the good of the country and not for her dismemberment.

Commending Governor Peter Obi for enthroning civility in governance and peace in Anambra State, the Monarch told the President that he would need the services of people of integrity and commitment as Peter Obi. "I cannot resist mentioning once more our indefatigable outgoing governor, Mr. Peter Obi. Your Excellency, you know and we know that Peter Obi is your greatest supporter and pillar of strength in the entire South –East, and will count amongst the few that believe most in you in the entire country. Shall we call him you younger brother or even your son? He will now become fully available when he leaves office next month and we urge you to take him close to you and deploy him effectively, particularly in the immediate period ahead. We assure that he will be an even greater asset to you now that he is free from the burdens of State governance," the Monarch concluded.

In his vote of thanks, Gov. Peter Obi assured the President of continued support by the People of Anambra State.

Wednesday 19 February 2014

Aborted baby found at a university female hostel bathroom:

A fetus was found on the floor of a female hostel bathroom at a university in Nigeria today. The student who sent  the pic told me it happened in her school but I wasn't able to confirm this really happened in the school so I'm going to leave the name of the university and hostel out of this report for now until I have more details. The foetus was found by another female student who raised the alarm. Find it after the cut...*viewer discretion advised*...  SOURCE 

Lil Wayne's Friend Killed By Police

Lil Wayne's return home to New Orleans for NBA All-Star weekend turned tragic after a close friend was fatally shot by police on Sunday morning. A representative from the New Orleans Police Department confirmed with MTV News that 31-year old Keith "Magic" Atkinson was shot four times on Sunday after police officer Jonathan Hirdes responded to a shoplifting call from a store at 9:18 a.m. in the Hollygrove section of the city where Wayne grew up.

The whole incident reportedly stemmed over a stolen bottle of juice.

Police are saying that a .45-caliber gun was found lying next to Atkinson's body, but detectives are investigating the circumstances which led to the fatal shooting.
"What could he have done to deserve that in broad open daylight," Atkinson's father, Keith Joseph told WDSU News as he stood on the scene."You got 20 casings on the ground from one police and witnesses saying he emptied the clip in him. Stood over him," he continued.

While police are still trying to determine what happened, Lil Wayne and other friends allege that police mistook Atkinson's drink for a gun. (Neither Wayne nor Mack Maine were on the scene.) After the incident he posted. 

Original Article By  Rob Markman Here

Tuesday 18 February 2014

Fashola Signs No Smoking Bill Into Law

Dear smokers who live in Lagos state, governor Fashola has signed the No Smoking in Public Places Bill into law. It means it is now illegal to lit your cigarettes in public places e.g public toilets, museums, nurseries, any facility used for the care of children etc. According to the law, people who smoke in public places will risk a 3-year jail term. Owners of establishments must also put a 'No Smoking' sign around their property or face 6 months imprisonment or N100,000 fine.

Corporate organizations that don't place the ‘No Smoking’ sign within its premises, would be liable to N250, 000 fine.

The best part is, anyone who smokes in the presence of a child shall be liable on conviction to a fine of N15, 000 or 1 month imprisonment. I love this. Second hand smoking is just as dangerous!

Monday 17 February 2014

D’banj paid to appear on Real Housewives of Atlanta as Kenya Moore’s boyfriend?

Former Miss USA and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore, who claims she’s dating an Africa prince and was in Lagos for Valentine, has hired D’banj to be her boyfriend in the reality show reunion show.
Here is the report from MediaTakeOut
MediaTakeOut.com just received some extra steaming hot tea surrounding Kenya, and the upcoming Real Housewives reality show.
We spoke exclusively to a Bravo insider that told us that Bravo has just set up taping for the reunion everyone is scheduled to attend, each lady and their husband.
And we’re told that while Porsha does not have a guest/husband, Kenya Moores will be bringing a guest. Word is she wants to help secure her spot for another season so she has in fact hired an African prince.
According to another person close to Kenya, she has contracted to bring in Nigerian singer D’Banj to the reunion. And by “contracted” we mean a business deal . . . she has hired him to pretend to be her boyfriend. D’Banj is a popular singer in Nigeria, and he and Kenya have done appearances together before – but they are not in any kind of relationship . . . and he did not buy her any type of car.
Kenya promised D’Banj $40K, plus promotion, to LIE on TV and pretend to be her boyfriend, D’banj happens to be the African Prince now,  anyway i don’t see anything wrong in paying someone to date you or being paid to be dated, that’s the real thing….

Friday 14 February 2014

Here is a new pic from the Jonathans, wish Nigerians a happy Valentine's? PHOTO

Presidential aide Reuben Abati shared the message and new pic on twitter this morning. Awww, see the love in our president's eyes... 

Is Noble Igwe not promoting "Gold Digging" movie?

Noble Igwe is not impressed with Rukky Sanda's new movie, Gold Digging, and took to twitter to air his distaste at the 'low level of production'. See more Tweets below

have you seen the movie? Is Noble Igwe on point?

Anyone know who Kenya Moore's seeing in Lagos?

I'm sure you all are wondering why this is news...well, the former Miss USA and Real Housewives of Atlanta star is dating an African prince. She confirmed this to Wendy Williams on her show a few weeks back. But the thing is, people are speculating that the African prince is actually a Nigerian. When Wendy asked Kenya if her African prince was one of the Alakija sons, she coyly said no. The prince may not be an Alakija...but he's most likely Nigerian.

Kenya was in Nigeria a few times last year and is heading to Lagos as you read this. She posted a pic of her boarding pass on her instagram page a few hours ago. Anyone know who she's seeing in Lagos? 

Finally Give It To Me ft J Martins By Goldie is released. Goldie last video

Here is Goldie's last effort; the final video she shot in Johannesburg before she passed on (right after 'Skibobo' and 'Miliki'). Directed by GodFather Productions and creatively styled by Denrele Edun. Watch video

Olivia Idibia revealed

Annie idibia finally reveals her Daughter, Olivia 


She is cute..

Thursday 13 February 2014

Who Wore It Best? Genevieve Nnaji Or Jay Z..PHOTO

The actress posted the pictures on her Instagram page and asked who wore it better…
who wore the shirt best?

Tuesday 11 February 2014

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome reportedly employs foreign security experts

According to a report by Encomium mag, the Senior Pastor and founder of Christ Embassy, Chris Oyakhilome, has stepped up his personal security. The immensely rich preacher and TV host is said to have employed the services of a foreign security firm in a bid to beef up security around himself.

According to a source at the church who spoke with the mag, the securitymen who started work at the last Christ Embassy Programme were not blacks. "The guys that guard Pastor now are not blacks. They are non-Africans" The source revealed.

A church administrator didn't confirm the report when contacted by Encomium but admitted that the security network at all Christ Embassy branches anywhere in the world is 'impregnable'.

Chris Oyakhilome is said to be one of the richest pastors in Nigeria and a philanthropist. He recently gave a set of building to the Ambrose Ali University, his Alma Mata where he trained as an architect.

103 people died in Algeria Plane crash;

Oh no! Such a sad report. A military transport plane carrying relatives of members of the armed forces veered off the runway and crashed on take-off in southern Algeria today February 11th, killing all 103 people on board. The plane was carrying 99 passengers and 4 crew members.

According to reports coming from news agencies in Algeria, the Air Algerie plane, a Boeing 737, which is the country's national airline, crashed after one of its engines caught fire as it took off in the remote city of Tamanrasset in the Sahara Desert.

A spokesman for the airline told AFP that "There was a mechanical problem on take-off". This is the first major accident in the history of Algeria's national airline, set up in 1962. 

Dillish the BBA Winner Breaks up with Her Long Time Boyfriend Steven:

She has broken up with her heavy weight boyfriend ‘Stephen’,Dillish few days back deleted all his pictures from her Instagram page and he did same too…
No wonder she was spotted having Dinner with Flavor…
All the beautiful pics of herself and her beloved Steven has Disappeared…Close Sources say Mr Steven Already has a 5year old son and Another on the way, Good luck to both of them!!!!

Saturday 8 February 2014

Central African Republic Soldiers lynched a man: PHOTOS

A group of soldiers in the Central African Republic lynched a man they suspected was a rebel minutes after hearing the new president’s promise to restore security at a ceremony to reinstate the divided country’s armed forces.
About 20 uniformed soldiers accused a member of the crowd of having belonged to Seleka – the mostly Muslim rebel group that seized power in a coup last March, before stabbing him repeatedly until he was dead.
A soldier stamped on the lifeless body, which was then dragged nearly naked through the streets as residents looked on and took photographs. Continue…

Ten minutes earlier the new interim president, Catherine Samba-Panza, stood just 20m away where she addressed a crowd of at least 1,000 soldiers.
The Army effectively disappeared during nine months of Seleka rule.She told the gathering at a training ground in the capital Bangui: ‘Within a month, I would like to fully secure the greater part of the country and I aim to stick to my word.’
Seleka disbanded after Samba-Panza’s inauguration last month and is deeply resented by the Christian majority after months of lootings and killings.
Peter Bouckaert, emergencies director at Human Rights Watch in Bangui, tweeted that the corpse of the lynched man had been burned.
He posted a photograph showing a man holding up a severed limb next to a bonfire, as an armed French soldier gestured in the background.
Source: UK Daily Mail

Africa is not a country': Students' photo campaign breaks down stereotypes

The African Students Association of Ithaca College in New York has launched a photo campaign called "The Real Africa: Fight the Stereotype."The African Students Association of Ithaca College in New York has launched a photo campaign called "The Real Africa: Fight the Stereotype."
Students dispelling misconceptions
  • A group of students have launched a campaign to break down stereotypes about Africa
  • The campaign features images of students wrapped in the flag of their country
  • The photographs are accompanied by quotes debunking myths about Africa
(CNN) -- They say there are no stupid questions -- or are there?
How about, "Do you speak African?" Or, "What is Africa's flag?"
Yes, these are quite ludicrous. Tired of regularly having to answer questions like these, a group of U.S.-based African students has launched a photo campaign in a bid to dispel misconceptions about their continent.
Called "The Real Africa: Fight the Stereotype," the social media initiative aims to educate and raise awareness about the common stereotypes surrounding Africa and its people -- misunderstandings like Africa being a homogenous entity rather than a diverse continent of more than 50 countries.
African immigrants make Harlem home
The campaign features striking images of the members of the African Students Association of New York's Ithaca College wrapped in different African flags or holding them proudly.
"We wanted to show the beauty and the power of the flag. We also wanted to break one of the biggest misconceptions about the continent, which is that Africa is a country," says Bunatal. "What we wanted to do was embrace the individual flags of the countries of Africa," says Rita Bunatal, head of PR for the organization. "We wanted to show the beauty and the power of the flag. We also wanted to break one of the biggest misconceptions about the continent, which is that Africa is a country," she adds.
For each photograph, the posing students, aged 18 to 21, were also asked to come up with simple but powerful quotes that would disprove the ignorant and offensive remarks they would often hear.
As a result, the images boast statements like "Africans do not all look alike," "Africans don't need to be saved," "Africa is not a country" and "Africa is not a land filled with diseases." In addition, the campaign is saturated with educational facts that are designed to strengthen the students' quotes -- "I don't speak 'African' because 'African' is not a language" says one student, his declaration accompanied by the fact that "there are an estimated 2,000 languages spoken in Africa."
The participants, aged 18 to 21, posed with different flags from across the continent.
What we wanted to do was embrace the individual flags of the countries of Africa.
Rita Bunatal, African Students Association, Ithaca College
"We wanted to give facts, to correct, to give knowledge," says Bunatal, "trying to educate and stop people from saying these other things."
The African Students Association of Ithaca College first posted their photo campaign on CNN's iReport platformon January 20. Since then, some 5,000 people have viewed the photos and more than 2,000 have shared them on Facebook.

"The simplest actions can create awareness and we are hoping to do this not only campus-wide, but also world-wide," says Bunatal.

Will President Jonathan go on exile for unfulfilled promise of a second Niger bridge? By John Okiyi Kalu

Chido Nwangwu's photo.

No single bag of cement has yet been mixed for construction of the second Niger Bridge you promised since 2011 with a completion within the 2015 deadline. I remembered the news report published 31/8/12 with the caption: "I will go on exile if I don’t build Second Niger Bridge —President Jonathan".

Sir, respectfully, it appears your enemies are finally going to send you on that “exile.” While I pray it doesn't happen, I don't see how that bridge will be ready in less than 15 months to the end of your tenure. USAfricaonline

Tuesday 4 February 2014

Flavour Nabania Shows Up At His former Primary School Dressed In Their School Uniform: PHOTOS

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Highlife singer, Flavour Nabania recently surprised starstruck students of his alma mater – College of the Immaculate Conception, Enugu when he showed up unannounced at their assembly ground, fully decked in their CIC uniform of white and blue.
The visit was courtesy of his NGO – Flavour Foundation and Flavour got to inspire the students who were obviously so excited to see him. Reports have it that a good number of the students’ school fees will be taken care of by Flavour’s NGO as well.